Military personnel

Akiva Trattner*, Aneta Lazarov, Arieh Ingber

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Contact dermatitis is common in military personnel with an incidence of 9.6-32%. Occupational contact dermatitis may be due to oils, fuels and solvents, to explosives, munitions and fuses, to combat gases, to weapons and arms, paints and detergents. Environmental contact dermatitis may be due to plants or insect bites. Other causes for allergic contact dermatitis include clothing and other accessories, drugs, repellents, and antiperspirants. Intentional damage to the skin for obtaining secondary psychological gains is well known in soldiers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKanerva's Occupational Dermatology, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783642020353
ISBN (Print)9783642020346
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


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